He didn’t expect anything for helping dear ol’ Dad with some yard work, but what he got as a thank-you wasn’t what he was expecting either!
When you were younger, most of your parents had probably assigned you certain chores to do around the house each day or throughout the week, to teach you some responsibility. Perhaps some of your parents would even reward you with spending money when you completed your allotted tasks as a way to teach you about financial responsibility as well. (Or to keep your complaints about doing housework to a minimum, whichever.)
When you reach a certain age, though, you are expected to pull your own weight around the home without any monetary bribes. Still, it is nice when our parents recognize our hard work and effort at adulting, and offer us a little something for our troubles, like Twitter-user @24mlng, who shared a little anecdote that happened between him and his father recently.
父「いや〜草刈り助かった。わざわざ帰省までさせてすまんなあ。これバイト代として受け取ってくれや」 ぼく「実家のことなんやからそんなええのに…」（厚み的に2万はありそうやな。目の前で確認するのも悪いし自室で確認しよ） ぼく「…😇」 https://t.co/wFzO3wQyna—
にし (@24mlng) May 21, 2016
His tweet reads:
Dad: “You really helped me out there with the mowing. Sorry to make you come all the way over here for that. Here’s a little something for the trouble.”
Me: “You didn’t need to do that, this is still my home too after all.” (The envelope feels thick, there’s probably about 20k yen (US$180) in there. I don’t want to check in front of him though, so I’ll go to my room.)
@24mlng, who seems to have moved away from his parents’ home previously, went over to help his father with some lawn mowing. In return, he was given a long, narrow envelope—typically used in Japan for giving money—with the word arigatou, or “thank you”, printed on it.
As most anyone would be at the prospect of unexpected money, especially when you’re expecting the equivalent of $200, the Twitter user headed to his room in (secret) excitement to open the envelope and see just how much dear old dad had given him. Inside, he found some crisp, green, paper-thin “notes”…
…of nori seaweed paper.
The clever wit of @24mlng’s dad has the Japanese internet in stitches, being liked and retweeted over 30,000 times in the week since it’s been posted. There is still no word on whether the nori has been consumed yet or not, or if it tasted like 200 bucks. It sure does look tasty, at least!
Source: Twitter/ @24mlng
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